Grab a copy of Mark A. Smith’s journal and see how it all began. 352 page hard bound book documents Mark’s adventures as well as the begenning of the Jeep Jamboree USA program.
Raised the son of a copper miner in the rugged mining camps of Nevada, Mark A. Smith began his love for adventure in the great outdoors at an early age.
The former U.S. Marine, husband, father and business entrepreneur began his legendary relationship with off-road vehicles by purchasing a WWII surplus Jeep for $500 in 1951.
Driven by a Dream recounts, in Smith’s own words, many of these adventures through some of the toughest terrain in the world. A French adventurer notes when meeting Smith in Bariloche, Argentina during his Darien expedicion…”Some people read about history…others make history.”
If you enjoy off-highway adventure then life story of Mark A. Smith is one you will appreciate and respect. And for those who have attended a Jeep® Jamboree event, Smith’s focus as the founder of this organization has played an integral role in helping to establish the lifestyle of owning a Jeep vehicle.